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Brendan Constantine Finds Poetry Outside His Window

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Posted 9.2.12 by RW Blogger

Brendan Constantine, September’s Writer in Residence, was born in 1967 and named after Irish playwright Brendan Behan. An ardent supporter of Southern California’s poetry communities, he is one of the region’s most recognized authors. He is currently poet-in-residence at the Windward School and regularly conducts workshops in hospitals, foster homes, and with the Art of Elysium.

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LitLandia Conjures Surreal Moments in a Region Without a Reading Series

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Posted 8.30.12 by RW Blogger

In July, P&W–sponsored poets Brendan Constantine, Nicelle Davis, Larry Eby, and Robbi Nester kicked off LitLandia, a new reading series in California’s Inland Empire region. Project director Cati Porter reports.

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Rochelle Spencer on Sharing, Thinking, Connecting: Writing as Conversation

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Posted 8.23.12 by RW Blogger

Writer and literary organizer Rochelle Spencer blogs about P&Wfunded writers, Patricia Spears Jones and Tan Lin, and how they engage their audience. Rochelle teaches at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York, and is the author of the e-book Ella Jones and Her Magical Vagina.

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Rochelle Spencer on the Greatest Readers of All Time

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Posted 8.20.12 by RW Blogger

Writer and literary organizer Rochelle Spencer blogs about the impact of P&W

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Posted 8.17.12 by RW Blogger

Karen Finneyfrock is a poet, novelist, and teaching artist in Seattle, Washington. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was published by Write Bloody in 2010. Her young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, is forthcoming from Viking Children’s Books in 2013.

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Rochelle Spencer on Location, Location, Location

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Posted 8.13.12 by RW Blogger

Fiction writer and literary organizer Rochelle Spencer blogs about P&W

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Posted 8.10.12 by RW Blogger

Bertha Rogers's  poetry collections include Sleeper, You Wake: and Heart Turned Back. Her translation of Beowulf was published in 2000.  Bertha is the founding Executive Director of Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, and has been organizing readings in the Catkills since 1991. She is also the Poet Laureate of Delaware County, New York.

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Rochelle Spencer on Celebrating the Young Lights in Our Own Dark Rooms

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Posted 8.6.12 by RW Blogger

Rochelle Spencer teaches at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York and is the author of  the ebook, Ella Jones and Her Magical Vagina. Rochelle blogs about the P&W sponsored reading with Jina Ortiz at LaGuardia Community College.

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The Dollhouse Reading Series: Poetry that Beats the Heat (and Traffic and Exhaustion)

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Posted 8.2.12 by RW Blogger

In July, P&W-sponsored poets Sally Delehant, Mark Leidner, and Douglas Kearney read with the Dollhouse Reading Series in Chicago. Series director Dolly Lemke reports.

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Randall Horton on Community Building in Syracuse

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Posted 7.30.12 by RW Blogger

Poet Randall Horton blogs about his experience at an annual P&W–funded event at the YMCA's Downtown Writers Center in Syracuse. Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, and the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature.

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